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Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces turns into week-long series of events in Scranton Oct. 7-15

Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces turns into week-long series of events in Scranton Oct. 7-15
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From a press release:

Fall in Lackawanna County is a beautiful time of year. To celebrate the season and the growing number of attractions, events, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and boutique shopping in Scranton and Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is partnering with the annual Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces to promote a whole week of activities and events around the theme of fire, harvest, culture heritage, and industry from Oct. 7-15.

Bonfire Week kicks off on First Friday, Oct. 7 and culminates with Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Scranton Iron Furnaces (159 Cedar Ave.) from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

The entertainment for the fall festival will range from flaming martinis to a fairy tale exhibit at the Everhart Museum to fire and harvest-themed desserts and appetizers.

The first event of the week will be the eighth annual “Wake Up with the Arts Breakfast” featuring photographer and author Matthew Christopher. He will be discussing his latest book, “Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream.” The free breakfast will be at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave.) from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

In the evening, the public is invited to participate in an interactive “#scrantonlove” project on the North Washington Avenue side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse. “From a Spark a Flame” is an installation designed by artist Gavin Esham and will feature 750 luminary bags in the shape of a flame. From 5 p.m.-8 p.m., the public is invited to write down a wish and place it in a luminary bag on the lawn to help create the installation.

Bar Pazzo (131 N. Washington Ave.) will open its exhibit, “The Artists Fire,” featuring artists working in different mediums around the theme of fire. Terra Preta (222 Wyoming Ave.) will feature fire music by DJ Honeyman Lightnin’.

The week continues with different activities and specials. Local boutique stores On & On, Duffy’s Accessories, Note Fragrances, and The Post Home and Body will showcase Bonfire-inspired windows. The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel is running a special Bonfire Week package for the weekend of Oct. 14, which includes two tickets to the Bonfire.

Week-long specials offered by local businesses:

Adezzo (515 Center St.) – s’mores latte
Bar Pazzo (131 N. Washington Ave.) – fire dessert
Café Sveda (323 N. Washington Ave.) – free cup of Turkish tea
Duffy’s Accessories (218 Linden St.) – Day of the Dead-themed accessories
Lavish Home and Body (600 Linden St.) – Halloween soaps and pumpkin chai and Sahara spice candles
Note Fragrances (401 Spruce St.) – 25 percent off Fireside scented candles all week
On & On (518 Lackawanna Ave.) – Limited edition Wax Junky Bonfire candle
Terra Preta (222 Wyoming Ave.) – Bonfire martini, other cocktails and fiery appetizers
The Keys (244 Penn Ave.) – Bonfire cider
Posh (404 N. Washington Ave.) – Toasted hazelnut martini and campfire brownie with toasted marshmallow
The Post Home & Body (344 Adams Ave.) – Pumpkin spice soap and lip butter
The Bog (341 Adams Ave.) – The Burning Witch, a jalapeno bourbon maple cocktail
The Radisson Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave.) – $5 pumpkin sangria and $9 Iron District bourbon maple chicken wings
Whiskey Dick’s (308 N. Washington Ave.) – $5 pumpkin martini and $3 flaming peach pie shot
Zummo’s (918 Marion St.) – Pumpkin carmel Latte
Nibbles & Bits (1759 Sanderson Ave.) – 50 percent off decorated chocolate and caramel apples

Events for Bonfire Week:

Friday, Oct. 7-Sunday, Oct. 9

8th annual Fall Fest
Craft beer, food, and music
Backyard Ale House (523 Linden St.)

Saturday, Oct. 8

Eco-friendly scarecrow making – 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Natural Play Area (1800 Nay Aug Ave.)

NEPA Horror Film Festival – 4 p.m.
13 short films and celebrity guests
Ale Mary’s (126 Franklin Ave.)

Sunday, Oct. 9

Steamtown Marathon
Family-friendly activities – 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
(N. Washington Ave. side of the Courthouse)

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Mystery Science Theatre Scranton Style – 6 p.m. -9 p.m.
Featuring Conor McGuigan and Mike Gavern
Adezzo (515 Center St.)

Thursday, Oct. 13

Sugar skull paint night – 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Adezzo (515 Center St.)

Friday, Oct. 14

Boss Ladies of NEPA mixer and costume party – 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Women’s networking event
The Leonard (335 Adams Ave.)

The Artists of Bogart Court
Grand opening
(511 Bogart Court)

Saturday, Oct. 15

Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces – 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Scranton Iron Furnaces (159 Cedar Ave.)

Cultural and heritage sites to visit:

Anthracite Heritage Museum (22 Bald Mountain Rd., McDade Park)

Electric City Trolley Station and Museum (300 Cliff St.)

“Wolves, Magic Mirrors and Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairytales” exhibit
The Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park)

Lackawanna County Coal Mine (Bald Mountain Rd., McDade Park)

Steamtown National Historic Site (Lackawanna Ave. and Cliff St.)